Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Azerbaijan Planning Direct Flights to India, Pakistan To Boost Tourism

Azerbaijan is planning direct flights to India and Pakistan to boost its tourism potential. Baku is planning to attract tourists from various nations including many Asian countries to promote its economy. This was stated by Nahid Bagirov, chairman of the Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AzTA)

Bagirov emphasised that despite the nonexistence of direct flights, Azerbaijan has recently seen a sharp rise in the number of tourists from India and Pakistan. Earlier, Bagirov stressed that the tourism potential of Azerbaijan will be presented at thematic exhibitions in Asia.

He stated that the State Tourism Agency is planning to participate in two exhibitions in Pakistan and Singapore. The tourism exhibition will be held in Pakistan between October 2-4, and in Singapore on October 17-19. He added that at present, a lot of work needs to be carried out to promote the tourism potential of Azerbaijan.

Assuring sustainable economic development by promoting non-oil sector is a significant task for Baku at present. Various studies show that tourism can be one of the key areas of revenue generation for Azerbaijan.

As many as 1.32 million foreigners from 189 countries visited Azerbaijan in January to June 2018, which is 10.2% higher than the same period of 2017. Approximately 30.5% of the tourists were from Russia, 21.1% from Georgia, 11.1% from Iran, 10.8% from Turkey, 3.6% from the UAE, 2.1% from Iraq, 2% from Ukraine, and 18.7% from other countries, which includes India and Pakistan.

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